Sunday, February 13, 2011

Day 16 - Music I Like

The music I like varies day to day, sometimes hour to hour. I've always been very attracted to music, and played instruments through middle school and high school. My tastes are wide-ranging, as my iTunes collectoin can attest, but here are a few of my faves and when I'm most likely to tune in.
FUNK - Ever since I was a little girl, I've loved funk music. The Dazz Band, Ohio Player, Rick James... I loved them all. Whenever I'm in need of a little pep in my step, I queue up some "Superfreak" or "Play That Funky Music White Boy" and everything gets better.

OLD SCHOOL HIP-HOP - When life gets too heavy and I need a mood lift, nothing puts a smile on my face like "Rappers Delight" by the Sugarhill Gang or "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-A-Lot. For extreme doldrums, I break out "Bust A Move" by Young MC. And those who done me wrong best come correct when I start blasting LL Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out".

CLASSICAL - Nothing turns scattered brain waves into orderly little soldiers like a dose of Tchaichovsky or Bach. There are also a few modern classical artists in my playlist, such as Bond, that make violin solos sexy.

ELECTRONICA & DANCE - Great for workouts or getting the party going. Modern faves are Kevin Rudolf and David Guetta, but there are several obscure and under-recognized artists in my list.

90s TOP 40/POP - This works for lifting moods, working out and generally shaking my booty. Faves? Britney Spears & old school N'Sync. Yeah, I went there.

80s HAIR METAL - Nothing beats fist pumping, blood rushing anthems by bands like Skid Row, Guns N Roses, Warrant and the Bulletboys for getting pumped up and ready to go. When I need a dose of testosterone, this is the genre I turn to. Modern band Rev Theory channels this type of music brilliantly.

MODERN TOP 40 - Katy Perry, Rhianna, Usher and Pitbull all make my booty shake.

BURLESQUE - Ever since I can remember, I've been obsessed with strip culture, starting with Gypsy Rose Lee. I love that down-and-dirty trombone and drum beat boom-bop-bop-boom. While not easy to find, I have quite the collection available when I need to reafirm my "girly" side and get my sexy on.

BIG BAND SWING - Bring on the Benny Goodman! If one believes in reincarnation, I must have been alive in the Big Band era. Though not a practicioner of Swing dancing, I'm sure a light hypnotic trance would be all it would take to bring out my inner Swing Kid.